Unbelievable: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Unbelievable

Critics Consensus

Heartbreaking and powerful, Unbelievable transcends familiar true-crime beats by shifting its gaze to survivors of abuse, telling their stories with grace and gravity.

97%

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Critic Ratings: 64

94%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 605
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019
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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Unbelievable Season 1

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (17)

This is a faithful adaptation that plainly lays out the victims' stories and lets the audience see for themselves how differently they were treated, down to every question.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Series such as... Unbelievable do something else too: They impose justice on a world that is anything but fair.

Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…

As thematically fascinating as Unbelievable can be, it's also often dramatically plodding, if not grueling.

Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a tough watch, but it's a rewarding one, not just because it has one of the best ensembles of the year but because of what it says about hope and empathy.

Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Unbelievable isn't just a gripping story, it's an incredibly compelling argument for why we need to take a frank look at the way victims of sexual assault are treated and how seriously we take them.

Sep 10, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Kaitlyn Dever's heartbreaking performance as the vilified Marie will make you desperate for vindication.

Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This story about the pursuit of a serial rapist in California could have been lurid or tacky, but instead it's commendably thoughtful and spends almost all its time on the victims and their struggle to be believed.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

On Unbelievable, we really see a difference between what happens to survivors who are believed and the ones who are written off from the start.

Oct 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Further, while the writing is definitely elevated by the quality of the cast, the script is lean and moves along at a snappy pace, striking a perfect balance between exhilarating tension and deep despair.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Unbelievable is the best, most human, most complex police procedural I've seen in a long, long time.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Toni Collette and Merritt Wever are an instantly likable female empowered duo that I want more of.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Unbelievable is an engrossing and perfectly put together series.

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Unbelievable: Season 1

  • 6h ago
    Believable! The fear of speaking up is real. The Me Too movement has shed light on a reality that has been a dark nightmare for many girls/women. Me included.
  • 2d ago
    Not your average crime story at all! Preety much Unbelievable story and well casted. Story hooks you with Kaityn Dever as the first victom to see in the movie. She plays this part UNBELEIVABLE !! She draws you in the first two seconds. All cast follows just fine behind her. Moves along at a good pace.
  • 2d ago
    Great story. No need for a sequel.
  • 2d ago
    It was a stunning performance, i absolutely enjoy every single one of the Episodes
  • 3d ago
    amazing. plz make another season
  • 3d ago
    The deep exploration of the subject matter is much appreciated. However some of the methods are questionable. The filmography is on-point but the acting by the two detectives (especially Duvall) and many of the supporting cast is suspect (on the level of basic cable series). The writing is far worse, very predictable and lazy, having an overall feminist tone. Overall it has a lot of potential and opportunity to make hard contact with the subject matter, but in the end it comes out flat and these opportunities are wasted.
  • 3d ago
    Grim, but very well done story based on an actual case of a serial rapist. It was extremely nice to see a show featuring strong female leads that didn't feel the need to beat the viewer over the head with the "empowerment" agenda. Good job on a troubling subject.
  • 3d ago
    Every man and woman must watch this tv show.
  • 4d ago
    A friend turned me onto this incredible mini-series... I'm returning the favor for other friends. Watch. I would love to see the Collette and Weaver team up for another investigation. I know this season was based on a true story, but the actresses were so good, playing off one another, one wants to see them again. I also appreciated that the difficult topics were handled without undue sensation, realistically. Kaitlyn Dever blew me away as the victim.
  • 4d ago
    Unbelievable couldn't be a more perfect name. I really liked it but I'm still dying to know what's on that God damn Zip drive, uuuuhhhhhhh!!!!

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